of Jambulaniadaka. on behalf oi'tlie Pilya and c!&r«d him protection. He abo defeated Kondrajn Tmipathvjn, tlife governor of Siddhavafcam $Im«? at iJtukur and annexed Ills territory. Kaifrat sfCfrkltrt L,K. 17, pp. 47-4S, During the reign of Venkatapatiraya at Candragiri VenkataramarSju of the family of the Cittiveli cliiefe who joined the side of Venkatapatiraya, the lord of the throne of Vidyanagara, won a victory over Xandyala Krsnaaiaraja iii the battle of Jambulamadaka.* Haying taken Kr§gamaraja prisoner, he offered him protection. Kondraju Tirupatirajti was holding sway over Siddha- vatam as a subordinate of Venkatapatiraya : Matla Ellamaraja, the chief of Cittiveli, defeated him in a battle at Ctakur and seized Siddhavatam. . 9, p 881. 214. THE MATLA CHIEFS IN THE REIGS OF YENKAJA IL After the death of Srirangaraja, Koijdrajii and Tirupatiraja entertained the idea of ruling independently the Siddhavatam slma together with Pottapi slma. Alter the death of &ri- rangaraya, the Matla chief Ellamaraja and his sons went over to the side of Venkatapatiraya, who was ralii;g at Candragiri. Owing to the enmity that existed between them and the Matla chiefs, they confiscated Pondalurn, Penagalfcra, Ponnapalli and other villages included in the Siddhavatam and Pottapinadu slmas which were enjoyed by the Matla chieft as their amaratn villages, Srlnian MaJiamatidalesvara Krsniamaraja of the Lunar race, a jnati of Venkatapatiraya, who was governing the Nandyala slma began to rule the district without paying any regard to Venkatapatiraya. Kondrajvi Tirupatiraju, the ruler of Siddhavatam slfwa, posted a garrisoB at Ttukfir, a * Thit «ploit is *»ribed in oth«r JEtyf /*** to M»0» EUanuwlj*.